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Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the Minister for her promise to keep under consideration the points that have been made today by Members on both sides of the Committee, and I look forward to her returning to this issue as the Bill progresses. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I beg to move amendment 59, in clause 1, page 2, line 9, after “staff” insert “and students”. This amendment seeks to protect the right of academic freedom for students in addition to academic staff.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I rise to speak to amendment 59. Freedom of speech and academic freedom are the lifeblood of higher education. Without the protection of these freedoms, and recognition of their value to society, universities risk losing the ability to be centres of intellectual debate, where prevailing norms can be challenged and where academics and students are able to pursue unconventional lines of...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I hear what the hon. Gentleman says. I would like to think that the very concerning case of the midwifery student is a case in point.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the hon. Lady for that gracious intervention. It is a pity that I cannot speak to amendment 60 in the same moment, because I think that would help clarify my reasoning for this amendment. I am concerned that without the express inclusion of students, there is a risk that those most vulnerable to self-censorship and adverse consequences in academia, such as being marked down, will...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I tabled amendment 29, as other Members have tabled other amendments, on a constructive basis, seeking to improve a Bill that I strongly support. Amendment 29 would clarify that “references to “members of the provider”— that is, the higher academic provider— “include any affiliated academics and any other person holding an academic position at the provider”. Why is this...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you both for coming today. Danny, you have given us some carefully collated data on antisemitism which has been very helpful, not just in relation to the Bill but more widely. What are your thoughts about faith-based views being expressed and how there may have been an impact on those in the university arena, including in terms of the chilling effect? The kind of views that I am talking...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q That is all right. Hillary, do you have any comments on students being freely able to express that kind of view within the university environment?

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q Thank you. A further short question, if I may. We have asked witnesses about the impact that they think not having the Bill would have on the university environment in 10 years’ time. One witness said that there could be a monoculture or a lack of development of critical thinkers. I am really interested in what your impression is of the effect on wider society of not having the Bill, in...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q One students union has submitted to us: “This bill addresses a non-problem” —certainly at their student union and university. Do you agree?

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q Thank you. Would you also reflect on another statement made in that submission? “Speakers” —presumably at events— “should be of the highest quality and have expertise in their field. Therefore, if speakers are known to have contradictory, erroneous or conspiratorial ideas on subjects for which they are speaking”, our student union “is obliged to discourage the spread of...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q The context is a response to the Bill, under the heading “Thought leaders”.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you, gentlemen, for coming today. The Bill speaks of freedom of speech in relation to students as well as staff; however, academic freedom in the Bill is defined in relation only Q to academic staff. Should that definition also include students? I am thinking not only that academic freedom is important generally for anyone at a university, but that some students, such as doctoral...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you. That gives me time for a second question, if I may, Sir Christopher.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q You reflected on the implications of exercising academic freedom. I think Professor Goodwin hinted on the loss of posts by some colleagues. I would be interested if you could reflect a little more on that, because it is a very important issue. Should a right to apply to the employment tribunal be included in the Bill? You said that going to an external entity is important.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land: Burial (10 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure local authorities make sufficient land available for burials to take place locally.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Charities (9 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that banks continue to provide banking facilities for charities and community groups without imposing unaffordable charges.

Tigray — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (8 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you for calling me, Mr Davies. I declare my interest as co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Eritrea. I thank the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) not only for securing the debate today and her graphic speech, but for chairing the pre-briefing, which the APPG on Eritrea co-hosted yesterday. We must do all that we can to fulfil our international obligations to...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witness (7 Sep 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Q Good afternoon, Dr Harris. Do you think the duty to take reasonably practicable steps to secure free speech is adequate—the duty in clause 1 and elsewhere in the Bill?


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